Stay under the stars in PEI National Park and be serenaded by the sound of the wind and waves!

With two campgrounds and a variety of camping options (including tent and RV sites, oTENTiks, and our new Bunkies) near beautiful beaches and trails, Prince Edward Island National Park offers many choices for visitors who want to stay overnight. The camping season runs from June to September. 

For the latest information on what’s open and closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: Hours of operation and COVID-19 and your visit to PEI National Park.  

Please note, as per Province of Prince Edward Island regulations, travel into Prince Edward Island is restricted.  

Both campgrounds have accessible features. For more information on accessible facilities in the park, please visit: Accessible facilities

Reservations

2021 reservations are now open

PEI National Park campground reservations launched on April 23 with 45% of campsites available while inter-provincial travel restrictions are in still in place.  This was to allow us to monitor COVID-19 restrictions as we get closer to our opening.  As part of our phased approach, we launched more campsites on June 1.  We will continue to monitor the travel restrictions and public health measures to adjust our phased plan as needed.

Your upcoming visit will be different than in past years, due to the ongoing pandemic. Plan ahead using our COVID-19 page to check what services will be available.

Parks Canada Reservation Service: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783).

Regulations

Cancellation policy

Our Parks Canada cancellation policies will be in full effect this year. For more information: Frontcountry camping cancellation policy and oTENTik camping cancellation policy

For campers outside of Prince Edward Island

Travel to and from Prince Edward Island is currently restricted due to COVID-19 measures. We do not recommend making a reservation until the Government of Prince Edward Island has confirmed that travel from your province to PEI will be permitted.

Reservations that are cancelled due to travel restrictions this year will incur a non-refundable cancellation fee. To stay informed on accurate and up to date travel information to and from PEI, please visit the provincial public health website

Firewood regulations

To protect the park from invasive species, visitors are not allowed to bring their own firewood into the park. Firewood will be available for purchase at both campgrounds.

We all share the responsibility to help protect Canada’s forests. Learn more: Don't Move Firewood (Canadian Food Inspection Agency).


Campgrounds

Cavendish Campground

A group of four young adults sit around a fire pit  at one of Cavendish Campground's waterfront sites in daylight with a yellow tent behind them.

✓ 200+ sites (options for tents, RV and oTENTik camping)
✓ Some sites with accessible features
✓ Cavendish Campground Beach (with lifeguards on duty in July and August) 
✓ Close to Homestead Trail

 More information 

357 Grahams Lane, Cavendish
GPS Coordinates: -63.407655 46.496795
Telephone: 902-566-7050
Open from June 8, 2021 to September 26, 2021

Features

Our largest campground features over 200 sites and an exclusive supervised beach. Exceptional recreational activities abound, including the spectacular 8 km Homestead Trail, suitable for hiking and cycling. The campground offers showers, flush toilets, a laundromat, kitchen shelters, some sites with accessible features, and a playground and Parks Canada store. Campfires are permitted on selected sites. 

Following post-tropical storm Dorian 

During post-tropical storm Dorian in September 2019, more than 80 percent of the trees in the Cavendish Campground area were destroyed or damaged, and 2 to 4 meters of coastline eroded. Cavendish Campground remained closed for the 2020 operational season due to damage caused by this storm. Many significant repair and clean-up activities to address the damage caused by the storm that were planned for spring 2020 were delayed due to COVID-19.

As a result, the rehabilitation of affected areas is ongoing and will continue through calendar years 2020 and 2021. Cavendish Campground is expected to be open for camping in summer 2021.

Map

Download a Cavendish Campground map (PDF, 1.33 MB).
Please note: This campground map is from before post-tropical storm Dorian made landfall on September 8, 2019. 

Stanhope Campground

A young family of four sits around a campfire in daylight at Stanhope Campground.

✓ 100+ sites (options for tent, RV and oTENTik camping) 
✓ Some sites with accessible features
✓ Close to the Gulf Shore Way
✓ Close to Stanhope Beach (accessible features, lifeguards on duty in July and August) 

More information 

983 Gulf Shore Parkway, Stanhope
GPS Coordinates:  -63.110329 46.422453
Telephone: 902-566-7050
Open from June 8, 2021 to September 6, 2021

Features

Stanhope Campground is a quiet, scenic campground with over 100 sites, located minutes from the bustling Covehead Harbour. The campground is located along the Gulf Shore Way, a 10 km seaside trail ideal for cycling, inline skating or walking. 

The campground offers sites with accessible features, washroom facilities with hot showers and flush toilets, kitchen shelters, a laundromat, playground and Parks Canada store. Stanhope Beach, located 1 km from the campground, has lifeguard supervision in July and August as well as an accessible ramp, mobility mats, and a beach wheelchair available for use. 

Map

Download a Stanhope Campground map (PDF, 871 KB). 

Camping options

Tent and RV campsites

A man and woman camping at an RV site with a picnic table in PEI National Park.

Tent and RV camping in PEI National Park is one of the most memorable ways to truly experience and appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

Stay close to nature in one of our wonderful campsites, at your preferred comfort level. Both of our campgrounds offer something for everyone, from fully serviced sites to a more back-to-basics experience. 

For more information:

oTENTiks

A small child in a wheelchair moves up the ramp of an accessible Parks Canada oTENTik, while a woman and young girl sit at a picnic table on the front deck.

Check out Prince Edward Island National Park’s accommodation option on the north shore - the authentic oTENTik!

A structure that blends the fun of a tent with the convenience of a cabin, oTENTik is an appealing option for those who want a camping experience without the hassle. Take away the need for piles of supplies, tent pegs, and poles and you’ve got a fuss-free vacation in the making. 

 More information 

Each oTENTik sleeps 5 to 6 people, and they are available for reservation at Cavendish Campground (8 sites) and Stanhope Campground (6 sites). 2 oTENTik sites at each campground are equipped with accessibility features. 

Amenities:

  • Parking area
  • Picnic table
  • Barbeque
  • Fire pit
  • Four Adirondack chairs

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and toiletries
  • Food, drinks, a cooler, and a water container
  • Matches or lighter to light the campfire
  • Slippers or indoor shoes – the first rule of camping is keeping the tent clean by removing outdoor footwear!

For more details on oTENTik camping in PEI National Park:

Bunkie accommodations

The Bunkie accommodation at Cavendish Campground, with trees and Adirondack chairs in the background.

Enjoy a peaceful and extra-comfortable camping experience with a roof over your head in PEI National Park’s new off-grid accommodation: the Bunkie!

The Bunkie is a small cabin for 2 to 4 people, now located at Cavendish Campground. Each Bunkie includes one queen mattress bed and a double mattress loft. This space allows campers to fully relax and unwind without lugging much extra gear along with them.  

Two Bunkies are currently available and more will be added to the campground in the future. 

 More information 

Amenities:

  • Parking area
  • Picnic table
  • Propane heater
  • Battery powered lantern
  • Fire pit

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and toiletries
  • Food, drinks, Dishes, eating utensils, a cooler, and a water container
  • Matches or lighter to light the campfire
  • Slippers or indoor shoes – the first rule of camping is keeping the cabin clean by removing outdoor footwear!

Bunkies can be reserved for July 1st onwards. To make your reservation: Parks Canada Reservation Service